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Parent at New City School in St. Louis tests negative for coronavirus, school to reopen Wednesday

A parent was tested for COVID-19, but the test was negative. The school was closed Tuesday, but will reopen
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ST. LOUIS — New City School will reopen Wednesday after a parent at the school tested negative for coronavirus.

Alexis Wright, head of school for the Central West End private school, announced the results in a statement to parents Tuesday night.

"I am grateful the COVID-19 test results received this afternoon were negative and the parent of a New City School student is no longer under quarantine," Wright said in the release.

The school was closed Tuesday while the school community awaited the test results. No one from the family was in school on Monday.

The school has about 320 students and caters to pre-K and grades K-6, according to school ranking site Niche.

The school has been in contact with state and county and city health departments and is following their guidance.

Dr. Fredrick Echols, Director of Health for the City of St. Louis, said the family was under quarantine but has since been released from quarantine.

New City is a polling place and carried on with plans to host voting for the presidential primary on Tuesday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. The voting area will be held in the dining hall, which is cleaned nightly and has been isolated from the rest of the school.

The hall will be cleaned thoroughly again after voting has ended, Wright said.

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